I love watching children learn in the way that works best for them. I covered the learning styles in earlier videos – see the kinesthetic one here. But what does it mean for your child if they are a kinesthetic learner? How can you help them succeed? Let’s look at tools for kinesthetic learners.
The main point is that kinesthetic learners learn best when they can move around and touch things. They are not being difficult when they cannot sit still in class, they are just being them. Let’s quickly cover some characteristics of kinesthetic learners.
- Move about, tap pencils, jiggle legs, etc. while doing schoolwork
- Do not like to spend a lot of time reading
- Need to take frequent breaks while studying
- Have difficulty sitting for long periods of time
- Enjoy doing physical activities
- Can be considered hyperactive
- Like to manipulate objects while working through problems
- Often excel in sport, drama, and dance
TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR KINESTHETIC LEARNERS
Here is a list and some links for different resources that I find helpful for kinesthetic learners:
Cooking classes – Like Charli’s Crafty Kitchen
Art classes – like Art for Kids Hub
PHET Interactive Simulations (University of Colorado Boulder)
Arcademics (arcade games and academics – who doesn’t love the idea of that!?)